Photos of Rural life in Ghana, West Africa

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    Fulani Woman, Ghana

    Fulani woman milk seller. Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.
    ••• This is a picture of an old fulani woman who would often come to our compound selling milk. This was taken in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa. Lauren Mong

    Images of Villages in Northern Ghana by Lauren Mong

    Lauren Mong spent 8 months in Ghana (West Africa) during 2005, stationed at a small mission in the North of the country. She lived in a little village called Bunbonayili much as the local people did. Her home was a mud hut; she ate local food; gathered water; and did her washing by hand alongside the local women. It was an incredible experience and she managed to capture the beauty of the people and the landscape in these wonderful images.

    This is a picture of an old fulani woman who would often come to our compound selling milk. This was taken in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.

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    Village Boy, Ghana

    A boy named Peter from Bunbonayili Village, Ghana, West Africa
    ••• Village Boy. Lauren Mong

    A boy named Peter from Bunbonayili Village, Ghana, West Africa

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    Boy Eating Candy, Ghana

    A boy enjoying some candy. Photo taken in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa
    ••• A boy enjoying some candy. Lauren Mong

    A young boy enjoying a piece of candy in the village compound of Bunbonayili, Ghana.

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    The Dam in Bunbonayili, Ghana

    Women doing their laundry in the dam in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa
    ••• Women doing their laundry in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa Women doing their laundry in the dam in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa. Lauren Mong
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    Young Fulani Girl, Ghana

    Image of a young Fulani girl in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa
    ••• A young Fulani girl, Bunbonayili, Ghana. Lauren Mong

    This is a young Fulani girl, who came with her grandmother, to sell milk. Her eyes were haunting. It was taken in Bunbonayili, Ghana.

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    Boy Eating Porridge, Ghana

    Boy eating porridge in Ghana, West Africa
    ••• Boy eating porridge. Lauren Mong

    A little boy enjoying his morning porridge in the village of Nabila in Ghana, West Africa. Taken in November of 2005.

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    Breakfast in Ghana, West Africa

    A woman and her child were enjoying morning porridge in Nabila Village, Northern Ghana.
    ••• A woman and her child enjoying morning porridge in Nabila Village, Northern Ghana. Lauren Mong

    A woman and her child enjoying morning porridge in Nabila Village, Northern Ghana.

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    Girl in Pink, Bunbonayili village, Ghana

    Girl in Pink, Northern Ghana, West Africa
    ••• Girl in Pink. Lauren Mong

    Little girl in pink from Bunbonayili, a small northern village in Ghana, West Africa. This picture was taken in the summer of 2005

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    Sunset over a hut in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.

    Sunset over a hut in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.
    ••• A picture of a sunset outside of the compound where Lauren Mong lived in Bunbonayili, Ghana. Lauren Mong

    A picture of the outside of the compound where Lauren Mong lived in Bunbonayili, Ghana.

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    Jinbong Village, Northern Ghana

    Image from a hut in a Northern Ghana village, Jinbong.
    ••• Jinbong village, Northern Ghana. Lauren Mong

    This picture was taken from the hut Lauren stayed at in a Northern Ghana village called Jinbong. Lauren had to bike hours to get to this small village

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    Water Gatherers, Ghana

    Children gathering water as the sun sets. Bunbonayili Village, Ghana.
    ••• Water Gatherers, Ghana. Lauren Mong

    Children gathering water as the sun sets in Bunbonayili Village, Ghana.

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    Making Tizet a local staple in Bunbonayili, Ghana

    Women cooking tizet a local dish in Ghana, West Africa
    ••• A woman stirring a very local dish, tizet, for many hungry mouths. It’s sort of like a thick corn mush. Taken in Bunbonayili, Ghana. Lauren Mong

    A woman stirring a very local dish, tizet, for many hungry mouths. It’s sort of like a thick corn mush. Taken in Bunbonayili, Ghana.

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    Village Compound, Ghana

    Bunbonayili Village Compound, Ghana, West Africa
    ••• Village Compound. Lauren Mong

    Bunbonayili Village Compound, Ghana, West Africa

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    Washing in a Dam, Ghana

    Women and Children Collecting water from the dam in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.
    ••• Collecting Water, Ghana. Lauren Mong

    Women and Children Collecting water from the dam in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.

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    Lauren Mong and Peter sharing a moment in Bunbonayili village, Ghana

    Lauren Mong and Peter sharing a happy moment together in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa.
    ••• Lauren Mong and Peter sharing a happy moment together in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa. Lauren Mong

    Lauren Mong and Peter sharing a happy moment together in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa.

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    Local women doing laundry on the border of Ghana and Togo

    Local women doing their laundry. Image taken on the border of Ghana and Togo (West Africa).
    ••• This photo was taken on the border of Ghana and Togo (West Africa). The local women were busy doing their laundry. Lauren Mong

    This photo was taken on the border of Ghana and Togo (West Africa). The local women were busy doing their laundry.

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    Sunset, Bunbonayili, Ghana

    A sunset over the dam in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa
    ••• A sunset over the dam in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa. Lauren Mong

    A sunset over the dam in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa